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Caring for the mental health of volunteers is vital, especially in these COVID times when so many are already dealing with depression and anxiety as a result of isolation and illness. In this timely and important Engage feature, Karen Knight, a Volunteer Management strategist…
January 2022
Should the same level of governance that’s applied to staff in a health service – or any setting, for that matter – be applied to volunteers? Kerryn Mitchell of the Leaders of Health Volunteer Engagement (LOHVE) Network set out to answer this question shortly after she helped…
January 2022
A new, international team of Volunteer Engagement experts from Australia, the USA, the UK and Israel begins a new era for Voices in this issue. They start by sharing their vision for this important Engage column, one that will now highlight voices from around the world through…
January 2022
The beginning of a new year is like a blank page, allowing us to create something entirely new and embrace big shifts. Starting 2022 off with a New Year’s resolution to ‘Get Over Ourselves’ is just what Rob Jackson and Erin Spink suggest in their latest Points of View article.…
January 2022
Social media was an imperfect tool before the pandemic. So we might not be too surprised to learn that civic organizations have had mixed success and reactions as they worked through the pandemic and tried to find ways to engage volunteers in new ways that included social media…
January 2022
The sudden withdrawal of many formal volunteering opportunities in March 2020 cast a spotlight on the nature of volunteer work. In many cases, important services were suddenly curtailed while still other organizations pivoted volunteer roles into paid positions. As we come to…
January 2022
If you’ve ever been in the market for software and your organization has an IT person, there’s a good chance you’ve been advised to “pick something with integrations.” That’s because software integrations aren’t just a nice-to-have feature – they’re your silent assistants. Why?…
January 2022